Chest Drains in Daily Clinical Practice

  • Thomas Kiefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Ehrhardt
    Pages 1-15
  3. Stefano Cafarotti, Adalgisa Condoluci, Rolf Inderbitzi
    Pages 17-28
  4. Christian Kugler
    Pages 29-59
  5. Erich Hecker
    Pages 61-74
  6. Thomas Kiefer
    Pages 93-106
  7. Fabian Graeb
    Pages 133-151
  8. Kathrin Süss
    Pages 181-188
  9. Thomas Kiefer
    Pages 189-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book


This book covers all aspects of successfully treating patients using chest drains, beginning with anatomy and ending with physiotherapy and pain management. The aim of the book is to provide medical professionals with a step-by-step guide to using a chest drain, with specific chapters on indications, kinds of chest drains, catheters, drainage systems, how to insert a chest tube, complications during placement and handling of a chest drain, removing a chest drain, management of the  pleural space and post-procedural care. Unlike general thoracic surgery textbooks, this book gives a complete overview of chest drains in clinical practice to ensure the best possible care of patients.  


Chest Drain Therapy Chest Wall Anatomy Pleural Space Catheters Drainage Systems Complications

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Kiefer
    • 1
  1. 1.Lungenzentrum BodenseeKlinikum KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32338-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32339-8
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